HV file format description

Many people share .hv files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .hv file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .hv files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hv - Microsoft Windows Mobile Hive

The HV data files are related to Microsoft Windows Mobile. The HV file is a Microsoft Windows Mobile Hive. A registry hive is a group of keys, subkeys, and values in the registry that has a set of supporting files that contain backups of its data.

Microsoft Windows Mobile
Data files
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Microsoft Windows Mobile Hive related extensions:
Microsoft Exchange Non-Delivery Report Bad Mail Pointer
Microsoft Money 2001 Backup Data
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac Wizard
Microsoft Encarta Database Update
Microsoft Outlook Navigation Bar
Microsoft Belief Network Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .hv file extension. Even harmful programs can create .hv files. Be especially cautious with .hv files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .hv file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .hv file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bv, gv, hb, hc, hd, hf, hg, jv, mv, nv, tv, vh

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Mercurial Data
HotBasic Data
Visicontrol MVS-20 Non-Volatile Memory Backup
Paradox Table Property File
GNOME C++ Header

Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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